So much of the conversation about immigration during this election season has not been based on facts or on the biblical value of philoxenia. How can this change?
Will your church be marking the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on Nov. 6 or 13? The CRC Office of Social Justice is pleased to offer a powerpoint and litany for churches to use.
How is your congregation observing the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church? We welcome your ideas.
I would like to hear from anyone with an interest or knowledge about pesticide residues in food and their link with human diseases. I believe this is a major social justice issue and therefore requires the Christian Church to be involved, especially Reformed Christians. ...
Looking for resources about refugees, indigenous justice, human trafficking, climate change, and more? Check out the new Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue website!
Even if the political talking points are shifting, the path of discipleship has not changed for CRC members. Cchurches on both sides of the border continue to reach out in welcome and support to refugee families.
Racism is not part of God’s grand design. Human beings are the architects of racism. However, through Jesus Christ, God is reconciling us to Himself, and to each other, rebuilding what we destroyed.
Join the Office of Social Justice for two upcoming educational film screenings on climate change in the Grand Rapids area.
I want us to wrestle with conversations that may be difficult. I want us to enter together into the beautiful mess of reconciliation. I want us to have a candid conversation, as family, about race.
The Restorative Practices for Congregations Training helps church members and leaders better engage in conflict and build healthier, more restorative relationships in their congregations.
So far, over 200 CRC members from 35 congregations in the U.S. and Canada have come together to learn, act, and advocate for a safer and more just world. Will you join them?
If the Blanket Exercise is about getting your feet wet, the Living the 8th Fire curriculum is about diving deeper.
Interested in practicing advocacy and learning to steward your voice more effectively? You can learn the basics of advocacy on any issue through this new Biblical Advocacy 101 resource.
Our elders had so few resources, in comparison to our relative wealth, yet they were much more active, faithful, and consistent than their counterparts today. We wanted to know, for our own well-being, the difference between our time and theirs.
If we all confess that we seek to glorify God, build the church, and participate in God’s mission in the world, then surely we have the resources to pursue hope-filled dialogue despite differences.
A few months ago, advocacy was a new practice for me. It seemed daunting. But I've learned that advocacy is something that almost everyone can participate in -- it's accessible and simple.
When engaging in conversation on social media, especially with those with whom you disagree, three important ‘guidelines’ come to mind, especially in light of the upcoming Synod.
I believe one of the biggest problems in churches and denominations today is their inability to have difficult conversations well. Here are three critical things people must do to have any hope of success in crucial conversations.
The Internet is a place where people can spew hatred and generally behave in unfortunate ways. While that’s all true, I’ve also found the Internet expands my ability to engage those with whom I disagree.
The Global Food Security Act will benefit women and children during the critical first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition during this period will have enduring positive effects. Learn how to get involved!
We are many sided beings. We are made in the image of God, unique, complicated, individuals, set in a time and place, responding to nurture and nature, and we complicate things.
Two recent videos, one from a Yazidi woman and one from two Muslimas living in Al-Raqqah, the ISIS capital in northern Syria demonstrate the realities of life for women. The earlier video of December 15/2015 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxHg34DK5_Y...
Many Christians, on both sides of the border, are looking at the current political climate in the United States with disbelief and wonder. How did we get here?
If you’ve been to the CRC Office of Social Justice website recently, you’ve noticed a whole new look -- check our new site at crcna.org/justice!
Why do justice during Lent? Isaiah doesn’t mince his words about the kind of fasting that makes “your voice heard on high.”